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Anyone want a nice BMW diesel 335d?

My buddy is selling this 2011 335d w/ 27k miles. It has the "M sport" package and every possible option except active cruise control + a bunch of BMW carbon fiber stuff. Still under warranty and free maintenance from BMW.

It's on eBay with auction format, it will probably bring mid to high-$30s. It had a $58k MSRP. Let me know if anyone has interest before the auction ends, he'll pull it and sell for cash I'm sure.

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:02 PM
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Oh and it's really quick and gets 40 mpg on the highway.
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:03 PM
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Interesting. I'd consider a small diesel, but it has iDrive. I won't touch another car with iDrive.
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Well, it's the latest version and really not problematic at all. There is no other diesel car that compares to this sold in the U.S.A. Plenty in Europe that do, however.
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oooo i always wanted one of these....
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It breaks traction on full-throttle up-shifts. 0-60 in 5 seconds.
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Very nice car... Sadly a bit out of my price range....
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LOL on the MSRP! That's just insane for a 3 series.

Not in the market for an automatic. Sure would be a nice grocery getter / commuter!

Thanks for pointing it out!
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I've ridden in this car. It's a beast......

Worth every penny
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Old 04-12-2012, 06:19 AM
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LOL on the MSRP! That's just insane for a 3 series.

Not in the market for an automatic. Sure would be a nice grocery getter / commuter!

Thanks for pointing it out!
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FYI, the average transaction price for a new car in 2011 was almost $31K

See the new diesel pickups around your neighborhood? Did you know that a loaded Ford F350 Diesel can break $65K? Pay attention and you'll see dozens of them....

BTW, the 335D automatic is FASTER than the manual transmission, and holds its own driven manually in the twisties. I've ridden in the exact car mentioned here, and it's one hell of a canyon carver. Of course, with that much torque on tap, it's almost unneccessary to shift. Just point and shoot.
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FYI, the average transaction price for a new car in 2011 was almost $31K

See the new diesel pickups around your neighborhood? Did you know that a loaded Ford F350 Diesel can break $65K? Pay attention and you'll see dozens of them....
You'd think everyone is rich! That said, at every job I have been at the night shift janitor and the office assistant have the nicest cars.

The average age of cars in the US was approaching 11 years in 2011 . I am wondering if this is connected.

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/01/average-age-of-us-cars-up-again-in-2011-may-now-head-down/1#.T4bnp9WB3BI

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Very nice car... Sadly a bit out of my price range....
Same here
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You'd think everyone is rich! That said, at every job I have been at the night shift janitor and the office assistant have the nicest cars.

The average age of cars in the US was approaching 11 years in 2011 .
Agreed. I haven't 'purchased' a new car since 2002, and the last new one I 'leased' was in 2007. My current daily driver is 11 years old, has 240K miles, and it's in fantastic shape (I drove it to California and back in December). So I think I'll keep it around awhile. Cars last longer now-a-days. 200K is the new 100K.

The 'average' 3 series sold has a MSRP over $45K. But the average 3 series is also leased.
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Sounds intriguing. If only I hadn't read about a prior incident with the car when it was new, I might consider it.
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Sounds intriguing. If only I hadn't read about a prior incident with the car when it was new, I might consider it.
Yeah, it's a drag that it got hit but the repair job was beyond freaking belief in quality. The body shop is called Pauley's on LaCienega and I visited it in the middle of the repair and honestly could not believe my eyes. The car is near perfect as far as that incident goes. It has other small scratches and signs of use but it will go for an extremely discounted price compared to new.
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i've lost track of all the offerings from the various car companies..
that is a damn nice car!! if i had more money, and actually needed a new daily.. i would monkey roll on that deal. 40mpg?! insane..

what does the audi A3 tdi get?
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Sounds intriguing. If only I hadn't read about a prior incident with the car when it was new, I might consider it.
I didn't see any repair history in the ebay listing.... What happened....
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If this was your car:



I think it is lame to offer this to your friends on PPOT without mentioning the mishap. No pictures of the fixed side either. Looks like it remains bent too, running off tires unevenly - quoted from the auction:

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The document states that the 2 tires on the right hand side of the car are worn so I have moved them to the back of the car and the two tires with the most tread are on the front of the car. Document clearly states that 2 of the 4 tires need replacing.
Sorry Speeder, but you need to be ribbed real good over this one!

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You have a point. I actually forgot about the accident when I made the original post but thought of it later. What can I say? The car was hit when it was very new and fixed. It's not salvage, ( the damage was not enough $$ to total the car), and the damage was also not as fatal to the car as I thought when the accident happened. My point in the thread when it happened was that I would not want an almost brand new car that had been damaged like that and fixed and that I thought that the insurance co. should give him a new car. They thought differently.

I changed my mind somewhat when I saw the quality of the repair work, both during and after completion, it was incredible. I have a good eye and believe me when I say that you cannot tell this car has been hit. As for the tire wear, he hit a pothole on the freeway in San Fran(!) and bent two rims. He got them fixed and they put the tires back on in the wrong position, i.e. they put both fronts on one side of car. I switched them today, putting them back in correct position with 2 best tires on front. All tires are very good but 2 have slight wear and 2 look new.

The guy who owns it is super-cool and he'd make someone a good cash deal on it. That's the only reason I'm posting it here. Sort of a pre-sale deal. The car WILL sell on eBay. It's a 2011 and it will sell for about 60% of MSRP.
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Oversight on not posting pics of the left (fixed) side. It's absolutely perfect. Imagine the most expensive body shop on the planet, located in Beverly Hills, that works on new Ferraris/Rolls/Porsches/BMWs/etc. That's the quality of the work. It's stunning and undetectable.

And the tire alignment was not even affected by the accident. The car drove perfectly afterwards, believe it or not.

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